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Sports in the movies

Christian McGeachy

Dreidel Elf

Everyone loves a good movie, and it seems like every guy loves a good sporting event to watch.

Over many years, the cinema world has come up with some of the best movies that sport fans have come to love.

In the basketball world, the movie that comes first in a lot of peoples’ minds would be the 1986 film “Hoosiers.” This movie is about the true story of a coach with a checkered past who leads the 1954 Milan Basketball team to a state title. This film had a great cast with Gene Hackman and Dennis Hooper, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

In the boxing world, many people think of “Rocky” and the whole series after that. The first of the series received three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1977.

But, most people forget about another movie called “Raging Bull.” Starring Rober De Niro and Joe Pesci, this movie tells the story about Jake LaMotta, a prizefighter from the Bronx, and shows the many issues he has outside of the boxing ring. “Raging Bull” is considered one of the best sports movies ever made and received two Academy Awards in 1980.

“If you build, they will come.” This quote comes from the 1989 film “Field of Dreams.” This film stars Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones in one of the most recognizable baseball movies of all time. “Field of Dreams” tells the story of an Iowa farmer who builds a baseball field to reconnect with his deceased father through baseball. By building the field, baseball players throughout history come back from the dead to play one last game. This movie was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Many other movies have been made as well, featuring many different sports throughout the years for the sport fans in all of us. Other movies include: “Slapshot,” “Miracle,” “Major League,” “Bull Durham,” “Rudy,” “Remember the Titans,” “Bad News Bears,” “A League of Their Own,” “Caddyshack” and so many more.

So the sport fan in you and watch a good sports movie today.